“Just when we thought things could not get more despicable…,” says Jamie Rappaport Clark of Defenders of Wildlife.
A “hunters’ rights organization” has just scheduled a wolf-killing competition for the week after Christmas, according to Clark. Prizes will be awarded for such hunting objectives as killing the largest wolf and the most female coyotes.
There’s even a “youth division” prize for children as young as 10 to take part in the bloodshed!
Organizers of this so-called wolf derby admit that one purpose of the event is to show the world that no one can stop them from killing wolves – not you, not me, and especially not the federal government. It’s a horrific demonstration of what happens when wolves are prematurely stripped of Endangered Species Act protection.
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